The day I heard this set was going to be released I knew I was going to set out to get one! Unfortunately, the price point on, not just this set, but the entire line has been severely overvalued! I will get into that in a minute – but first, let’s get into this sets positives! First, we have to recognize the fact that the original Hulkbuster BAF, as great and bulky as it is, didn’t boast the most impressive paints. Has the new set improved on that? Well, sort of…
Truth is, the biggest gripe came from the flat “golden” color they used ion the original. The new, repainted Hulkbuster does provide a shinier, more golden color. That and a deeper, less cherry, color red. Overall, the new repaint looks much better!
The Hulk has a new head sculpt and repainted a paler, more olive green. The possessed, red eyes and screaming mouth are a nice touch and they at least give us repainted pants! The Hulk is easily the biggest reason on why I bothered getting this set. I have every ML Hulk ever made – I just couldn’t see letting this one get away!
As I mentioned above, the price point on this set is the biggest issue. Someone, somewhere has seriously misestimated just how much people were willing to shell out for these figures. Most are repaints, let’s just start with that fact, and the fact that they are $5-$15 more than the originals makes it look like a greedy cash grab both by Hasbro and Target. This set is a whopping $70. That’s $35 a figure! With all the single figures in this line fetching a $25 price tag let’s say the Hulk should be about that – well that’s $45 for the Hulkbuster! Either way, it’s not worth the price tag. Sure, I paid it – but I’m a known idiot when it comes to the Hulk!